Tinashe Releases New Song “Needs”
Last month, American singer-songwriter Tinashe announced she signed to her new label Nice Life Recording Company and released the first single “Talk To Me Nice” from her upcoming sixth studio album “BB/ANG3L”.
Following the song, she unveiled the second single called “Needs” on August 18, 2023.
The track was written by inashe Kachingwe, Royce Pearson, and Jonathan Ferrel. Produced by Royce David, and JonnyMade.
Tinashe told Dazed about the song in an interview, “I'm super pumped up about this release. I think 'Needs' is a very fun song. It definitely stands out from the rest of the record to me, sonically. 'Talk To Me Nice' was a little bit more serious in tone and vibe, so it's fun to be able to show my range of personality, to be able to dance and all that good stuff. It was kind of a freestyle. I just pressed record and played a beat, and whatever came out of me was what I went with. That 'we all got needs' tagline at the end was my initial freestyle.”
- The accompanying music video was directed by Sammy Rawal, who filmed in a grocery store.
She said of the video, “I was thinking of locations where we could shoot and I wanted it to be some type of mundane space – I didn't want it to be a studio or anything like that. I wanted it to feel like real life, because a lot of this era is really about getting to know me and feeling like there's intimacy there. So I wanted it to feel like an intimate location, someplace that everyone knows and that we visit all the time as a part of our day-to-day.”
The new album is expected to be released in September 2023. She worked with producer MachineDrum on the album.
She said, “For BB/ANG3L I was very inspired by the concept of identity. Exploring both how I self-identify and also challenging the perceptions of others. I believe how we identify in this world is ultimately our own personal choice; and I've enjoyed stripping back layers of aesthetic fluff, smoke & mirrors, and white noise to get down to the core of myself. Who we are at a core level, when we are alone - raw & unfiltered, is what I want this album to reflect.”
Photo by Raven B Varona
- source : Apple Music